In January, seven of the eight weather stations on Vancouver Island recorded a fraction of what is the normal level of precipitation, according to Environment Canada.
The Comox station was the only exception, where 171.9 millimetres (17.19 cm) was recorded while the normal level is 172 mm (17.2 cm).
The rest of the stations on Vancouver Island recorded between 39 per cent to 65 per cent of what is considered a normal level of precipitation.
Typically, January is the Island’s second wettest month of the year.
January 2023 was a whole lot drier than usual for much of #VancouverIsland (excluding #Comox) w/ just 39% to 65% of normal precip, including < half of the typical rainfall for #YYJ in what's usually our 2nd-wettest month of the year. ☔️@CHEK_News #BCstorm #BCwx @CHEK_media pic.twitter.com/8Pqb1xcCdk
— Tess van Straaten (@tessvanstraaten) February 4, 2023
-With files from CHEK’s Tess van Straaten